Saturday, 26 July 2014

9thC Norse/Vikings

I really thoroughly enjoyed painting these up. All the shields and banners are hand painted.

Some of the castings would be almost impossible to get hold of nowadays especially in the second unit as they were the first Gripping Beast 'Vikings' to be produced and were sculpted in Milliput! I don't think they really show their age as they have bags of character.













Cheers,
Darrell.

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  1. Excellent work I really like the way you have done the shields, and the 1st gripping beast Vikings had some great character

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    1. Thanks Andrew. I've still got a lot of the first Saxons around, which amongst many other companies, will be painted up for the Hastings demo game for the Lance and Longbow Society in 2016.

      Agincourt next year though I'm yet to be given any instructions as to whether I'm supposed to be painting anything up!!

      Darrell.

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  2. Very nice. Those figures still look fresh today!

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    1. Cheers for the kind comment Mark.

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  3. Nicely done and good to see some proper fighting trousers on display!

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    1. LOL Quite! No doubt more steadfast than my own 'fighting trousers' would be LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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  4. Lovely 'bright' painting, the colours really bring the figures to life - excellent work.

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    1. Thanks, I *think* I'd just bought the Foundry set of browns at the time so that may account for their brightness :>)

      Darrell.

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  5. Hmm. You've gone and upstaged me by painting better hand-painted shields on these, than I managed to do on my own figures. I shall just have to steal your designs and incorporate them into my own Danelaw raiding force ~ If I ever get them done (and, buy the rules) they might just have to come to Durham and trounce you, sir. You have been warned! ;)
    Roy

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    1. Bum. In writing all that drivel, I forgot to complement your work.

      Nicely done! :)

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    2. You're invited any time mon ami. just let me know in advance as we have a system of booking tables etc.

      Darrell.

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    3. I'm talking SAGA. Do you have a force / figures for that game, Darrell?

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  6. Those are terrific, Darrell. I love the tunic borders, and the composition! Best, Simon

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    1. Thanks Simon- some of 'em took hours so I'm very happy that someone has noticed the borders of their respective tunics! :>)

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  7. Very nice! I like how you based them too.

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    1. Thanks Dean, they are about to be re-based as I'm doing Hastings at Salute 2016 and although none of these mini's will appear I want the basing to be consistent with my Norman and Saxons too. More of a British feel (though I won't be modelling the rain lol ) :>)

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  8. Fantastic work, I'm pretty sure Odin himself approves!

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    1. Very nice of you (and Odin!) to say so Monty! :>)

      Darrell.

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  9. These are tremendous Darrell, wonderful work of great characterful sculpts.

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    1. Many thanks Michael- still got to re-base them though :>)

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